Common Cuckoo with it’s distasteful menu

Here I illustrated the Common Cuckoo (Cuculus canorus) feeding with hairy caterpillars (Aporia crataegi), which are distasteful to many birds. Cuckoo is an insectivore, eating mainly insects and their larvae. Hairy caterpillars, which are rejected by most birds, are eaten by the … Continue reading

The Long-tailed Tit family

The Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus) family are numerous. This little bird usually has 8-12 nestlings.  Here I illustrated five nestlings and the two adult birds.  The young birds are tended by both parents. The Long-tailed Tit nestlings  remain with the parents’ flock over … Continue reading